Please join us Monday, October 29, 2018 for our Annual Dinner and Program! Our speaker is Jack McDonald who will be discussing the 1930 box seat subscribers and how they contributed to the history of Notre Dame football. You don’t need to be a football fan to appreciate the connection between these donors and the… Continue reading October Annual Dinner and Program
The FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its free family history classes and webinars for October 2018. Participants can attend in person or online. No registration is required. See the FamilySearch website for a complete list of classes.
Join the South Bend Area Genealogical Society at our September Coffee and Cake Mixer and hear Dr. Matt Baumgartner talk about Paul Revere’s ride and the battles of Lexington and Concord. Monday, September 24, 2018 6:00 Coffee and Cake 7:00 Program Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 53720 North Ironwood Rd., South Bend Program is… Continue reading Paul Revere’s Ride and the Battles of Concord and Lexington
In most cases, a photograph is the question that begins the search. Who is this? Or when and where was the picture taken? For this photograph, we know who and where (Lehman children at the Mishawaka Orphan’s Home) but we are looking for the story behind the photograph. We received a query at the South… Continue reading The Lehman Children at the Mishawaka Orphan’s Home
I was putting together some information on dating old photographs recently and starting going through my collection of vintage photographs for examples of each type of format. I did not have any examples of cased photographs (daguerreotypes, ambrotypes) in either my personal photos or in the pile of pictures I have accumulated from local antique… Continue reading But eBay Said They Were Daguerreotypes!
Through the efforts of SBAGS volunteers and archivists, utilizing records held at the Archives of St. Joseph County, Indiana, you can now search the Divorce Records Index of Saint Joseph County, Indiana through the SBAGS website. There is appx. 96,196 index records in this database. Dates prior to 1910 are obtained from other records than the actual… Continue reading Saint Joseph County, Indiana Divorce Records Index: 1832 – December 30, 1988 and 1980 – 1987 (Mishawaka)
Our South Bend Area Genealogical Society per protocol does not generally publish members obituaries but we make this exception to honor the life of one of our most respected and valued members, Irvin L (Irv) Morse, who died June 15, 2018, in Mishawaka. Irv’s over 36 years of volunteer work with our Society, both local… Continue reading A Tribute to Irv Morse